And yes, some of those involve picturesque courtyards nestled among lantern-lit trees and glowing pools.
But then along comes a lush patio so hidden and so private that you’ll feel like you’re romancing your date in the backyard of a laid-back millionaire.
And when that happens, you take note.
Take a look at the Chef’s Table at Pied à Terre, a new alfresco hideaway of lamb, wine and cheese carts, available now on a reservation basis at the South Beach restaurant.
So, given what’s coming up in a few weeks, you’re thinking: yes, the ideal spot for Groundhog Day (or, alternatively, Valentine’s, but whatever). And since you’re already familiar with the tiny-but-mighty restaurant at the Cadet Hotel, you know you’ll be in good hands (very French, genial hands).
Now, usually the table can seat eight to 10 people, but the restaurant will reserve it for as little as two people. And while you’re welcome to work with the chef (whose previous stints include Napa’s French Laundry) on a customized menu, you’ll probably want to go with his dishes. Things like Maple Leaf Duck Duo with gingerbread pudding and Guinea Hen Risotto with prosciutto and mint.
It wouldn’t be Groundhog Day without the guinea hen.